Gov. Cuomo Orders National Guard To Take Away Upstate Ventilators & PPE Equipment

Gov. Cuomo Orders National Guard To Take Away Upstate Ventilators & PPE Equipment

Gov. Cuomo Orders National Guard To Take Away Upstate Ventilators & PPE Equipment

Taiwan has pledged to give the US 100,000 protective face masks per week, President Tsai Ing-wen announced on Wednesday. The crisis there was seen as a frightening portent for places like NY, where bodies already are being loaded by forklift into refrigerated trucks outside overwhelmed hospitals.

Cuomo also made a plea for resources to help deal with the growing crisis in the state on Friday. "We need to do everything we can to save the lives of all people, across the State of NY".

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Cuomo said there are also 85,000 medical professionals who have volunteered to help NY out during the crisis, including 22,000 from out of state. ". And that has us very concerned". "We all see the tragic impacts of the COVID-19 virus and recognize the urgency in New York City".

"There's just a lot of unpredictability with these patients and it just feels like the longer someone battles this virus and the more critically ill they become, the harder our job gets", she said. To go into hospitals and private businesses and seize medical equipment puts everyone at risk and sets an incredibly unsafe precedent. Thousands of patients have required ventilators.

Overnight, 1,592 patients were discharged from hospitals.

"We heard the governor's comments", said Dennis McCarthy, director of marketing for Upper Allegheny Health System, which operates Olean General and Bradford Regional Medical Center. The state of OR is also sending 140 ventilators.

A memo to medical professionals employed by Northwell Health - the parent company of Staten Island University Hospital- instructed them how to ration the ventilators for patients who could most benefit from them, according to a Politico report. Northwell's hospitals have reached such capacity that patients are being placed in auditoriums, conference rooms, lobbies and tents, he said. One-third of those hospitalized require extensive medical care. The facility will be staffed and equipped by the federal government.

On Tuesday he said: "Let's pool our supplies and let's put them out for the people who need them".

National Guard troops listen as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks to the press at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, on March 27, 2020.

"This pandemic is a war", he said.

County medics now perform the procedure up to five times a day, he added. And it's not just the lungs, Kelley Bradshaw said. "Unbearable", he said. "I can understand those who look death in the eye every day, who are on the front lines, who work with someone who maybe is infected, then a few days later you see him in the ICU or die".

So far, the coronavirus has lead to the deaths of 138 people in Nassau County and another 96 in Suffolk County.

NY state tallied its biggest daily jump yet in deaths - up 562 to 2,935.

"It's really going to be a voluntary thing", Trump said.

"We have been following the State's lead in 'preparation for the apex of the curve.' That, the experts say, is anywhere from 1-3 weeks away".

"We've always said, 'We're here, we're available, it makes more sense to us to bring people up here, '" McKenna said.

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